‘Whether the places are frequently visited or passed by, they surround a town’s people’

Craignair Gallery exhibits ‘A Place and Purpose’ by Jefferson artist Doug Houle

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    SPRUCE HEAD — The Craignair Gallery invites the public to an Artist’s Reception on Wednesday, March 29, from 4 to 7 p.m., to celebrate the opening of “A Place and Purpose” by Jefferson artist Doug Houle. 

    Born in Manchester, Connecticut in 1974, Houle attended Plymouth State College and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting in 1998. His focus has always been painting New England's buildings, objects and landscapes, creating dramatic images using light and color.

    "Through my painting I have chosen to highlight the architecture and objects of small town New England,” said Houle, in a news release. “I am drawn to the charm and nostalgia around these spaces and objects. Whether the places are frequently visited or passed by, they surround a town’s people, giving recognition to the historical relevance they have in our communities. I like to create a mood in my paintings that will remind you of a time gone by, and light and color are crucial for these pieces. Working primarily in oils, I leave the underlayer of my painting showing through the planes and edges, which helps to develop a level of interest in the surrounding work. Objects absorb and reflect all sorts of color and how that is manipulated impacts the mood. The light that each color creates is there to invite you."

    “A Place and Purpose” is on exhibit from March 29 until April 25.

    The Craignair Gallery, located at 5 Third Street in Spruce Head, is open daily from noon to 5 p.m.

    For more information, contact innkeeper@craignair.com or visit www.craignair.com/gallery.

    Event Date: 

    Wed, 03/29/2023 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Craignair Gallery


    5 Third Street
    Spruce Head, ME 04859
    United States